Ok I have decided that it really is time to bulk up, this is not in response to the skinny-fat manifesto… It was a good article but I have been contemplating bulking up for some time. Anyway on to my goals etc.
Obviously I plan on gaining weight and strength but I would like to clarify somethings first. I am looking at re-joining the Army (Australian) so there fore I cant gain too much or I will have to wait a while because they still go by the BMI scale and even though I could gain heaps of muscle and have the same level of fat as a pro bodybuilder, I would still be considered overweight. I have roughly 3.5 months to gain all my weight and lose a little bit of fat (just for teh vain bastard in me).
I have been trying to think about what routine I will do, How long Iwill train for and then I tried to figure out how I would fit it all in, then I decided what my real athletic goals were and where I wanted to see myself when I re-join the military (other factors came into it such as my job I am a boilermaker and work weekdays usually from 8am - 5pm).
Anway getting to it, I will be working out first thing in the morning, then I will have a shower and eat breakfast etc then get my arse to work, this will work well for me because I will be able to spend my time after work with my amazing girlfriend and eat and sleep (It shouldnt be any harder than this). At lunch time (I have a paid hour break) I will have a 20-40 minute nap and then eat (or eat first) then go back to work. I will also eat every 2-3 hours either protein + carb or protein + fat.
Training will be as follows: I will focus on military orientated strength and conditioning drills (or those that have a good deal of carry over) with some isolation work for overall development and to bring up some weak points in my strength/physique. it wioll be a mix of roughly 80% compound lifts and 20% isolation drills. I will also start swiming and ruck marching/tabbing again. I will do Kettlebell work once a day with a pair of 32kg kettelbells as GPP (this is in addition to the ruck marching and swimming) - It should also be noted that I am trying out for SF straight away through the army’s new direct entry.
I am still putting my routine together and I will post it tomorrow with some before pics…
Thats it right now so enjoy or rip me a new arse hole if need be. I am posting this for any advice or critisism, no need to be kind.
~ Simon Forsyth